choosing a wedding venue

Four Questions to Ask Before You Choose a Wedding Venue

Even if you’ve always dreamed of getting married at one specific place, consider these details before setting a date. What is specifically included with the venue rental, and what do I have to provide on my own? You’ll be surprised at just how many aspects of your wedding there are to coordinate – lighting, catering, beverages, music, transportation, tables and chairs – and those are just the big things. Every venue handles what they provide completely differently, and while providing your [...]

wedding planner

The Single Solution to Eliminate Wedding Planning Stress

When it comes time to plan your wedding, at first, you probably thought “I won’t be one of those stressed-out brides. I’m going to enjoy every second of wedding planning!” Then reality sets in, and no matter how hard you tried to avoid it, you end up dealing with sleepless nights and arguing over the difference between ivory, eggshell and cream colored tablecloths with your fiancé. When it comes to keeping track of everything – vendors, appointments, finances, a guest [...]

bridal shower ideas

Four Must-Haves for Every Bridal Shower

Now, chances are that you probably aren’t throwing your own bridal shower. But if you’re like any twenty-something female, you’ll likely be swarmed with plenty of other weddings and bridal showers to attend over the next few years – which can be super stressful especially if you are planning your own wedding at the same time. That’s why we’ve got you covered with a few things you won’t want to forget. Dessert Décor At most bridal showers, the dessert table [...]

something old, something new

Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: Our Suggestions

Here at Exclusively Weddings, this is one tradition that we just love. Now, we don’t want to add anything to your already very long pre-wedding to-do list, so here are a few easy suggestions to make sure you are prepped with something old, new, borrowed and blue on your big day: Old: A Family Accessory Since borrowing your mom or grandmother’s entire dress might be out of the question (shoulder pads anyone?!), a hand-me-down hair piece or stunning antique bracelet is [...]

autumn wedding tips

Tips Every Autumn Bride Needs

Okay, okay – we know it’s not even August yet, but we just can’t contain our excitement for all of our autumn brides! Vibrant, colorful leaves and crisp, cool nights make for a picturesque wedding backdrop. We’ve put together a few do’s and don’ts for all of our autumn brides in order to pull off the magical September, October or November wedding of your dreams. Be Prepared for the Unpredictable In most parts of the country, Mother Nature can be extremely [...]

wedding dress shopping

Do’s and Don’ts: Wedding Dress Shopping

Do Bring Your Shoes, Jewelry and Accessories It’s okay if you haven’t made a final decision on any of these just yet – but if you are sure you’ll be wearing a necklace, make sure to bring one along so you can compare it with different styles of necklines. And while you won’t need to make any alterations for a few months, bring a pair of shoes along that are the approximate height of what you’ll be wearing on the [...]

honeymoon planning tips

Four Expert Honeymoon Planning Tips

Your honeymoon is one of the most exciting trips of your life – an excuse to travel anywhere in the world with the one you love most – what more could you ask for? At Exclusively Weddings, we are all about sipping piña coladas on the beach with an epic sunset in the background, so that’s why we’ve put together a few expert tips to make sure your honeymoon is unforgettable. Adventure vs. Relaxation After months of stressful wedding planning, you [...]